2001
09.28

Rabble.ca is a Canadian based alt-news source.

2001
09.28

Hahaha, I’m at Scholtzky’s cyberterminal right now, but their cybernanny/censor now won’t let folks see www.jmbzine.com now that I posted the last post on gun control.

2001
09.28

A recent column by Molly Ivins, whom I ussually agree with has taken a pretty hardline in favor of gun control. I agree with you Molly, with one caveat… ban all the guns, starting with the ones the cops carry. I for one don’t like the thought of a world where only the cops have guns.

Until the cops lay down theirs, not a chance.

(BTW, while I support gun owner rights I personally would not use a gun against another human being. I only believe in gun use for recreation/hunting.)

2001
09.28

Forbes.com reports that Austin resident, Michael Dell is #15 on its top 400 richest Americans list at 9.8 Billion dollars. OK, think about this… 9.8 billion dollars divided by 1 million (my guess of the Austin metro population) is $9,800 per person! This is whack that there is this kind of gap between the rich and poor in this city to say nothing of the rest of the country.

2001
09.28

USA Today has broke the story that small units of US and UK special forces are engaged in a secret manhunt for bin Laden in southwestern Afghanistan.

ABC News has an interview with a defector from the al Queda organization.

The Washington Post has a on the last minute spiritual and practical directions for the hi-jackers.

2001
09.27

A45. Ponder it.

2001
09.27

This is rather disturbing, Christian Guide to Small Arms

2001
09.27

Listening to Phil Ochs’ song I ain’t marching anymore. Such a powerful song, especially in these times.

2001
09.27

I found this from a NY Times story:


    Mr. Jackson, 59, said in an NBC television interview today that he had discussed the matter with Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and the national security adviser Condoleeza Rice, who he said were “not at all hostile” to the proposed mission,

    But Mr. Powell’s deputy, Richard Armitage, also speaking on NBC television, said today: “We’re not interested in a dialogue. We’re interested in action and no negotiation. The demands are not subject to dialogue.”

The first paragraph is intrigueing, but the second one is more troublesome. Even if Jackson is able to negotiate some kind of settlement, it looks like the US is not willing to accept anything but total aqcuience by the Taliban. And that is unlikely to happen.

Now, more than ever is the time to pray for peace.

2001
09.27

From MSNBC:

From The NY Times:

Cell phones banned for election day in Bangladesh – sure sounds fishy to me.